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Political Research Experience: Readings and Analysis / Edition 3

Political Research Experience: Readings and Analysis / Edition 3

by Marcus E. Ethridge
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ISBN-13: 2900765607576
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/31/2001
Edition description: 3RD
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

1.Introduction: A Science of Politics3
2.The Logic of Research Design: Experiments and Quasi-Experiments20
Excerpt 1."Prime Suspects: The Influence of Local Television News on the Viewing Public."28
Excerpt 2."Reconsidering the Environmental Determinants of White Racial Attitudes."41
3.Measurement and Operationalization I: Variables Pertaining to Aggregate Units58
Excerpt 3."Measuring Citizen and Government Ideology in the American States, 1960-1993."60
Excerpt 4."Measuring Political Violence and Land Inequality in Central America."79
4.Measurement and Operationalization II: Variables Pertaining to Individual Behavior96
Excerpt 5."Who Are Nonvoters? Profiles from the 1990 Senate Elections."99
Excerpt 6."The Public Consequences of Private Inequality: Family Life and Citizen Participation."120
Excerpt 7."The Political Culture of Ambivalence: Ideological Responses to the Welfare State"160
Excerpt 8."Social Networks, Civil Society, and the Prospects for Consolidating Russia's Democratic Transition"186
Excerpt 9."Electoral Competition in the American States"209
7.Content Analysis223
Excerpt 10."Partisan Cues and the Media: Information Flows in the 1992 Presidential Election"227
Excerpt 11."City Size and Civic Involvement in Metropolitan America"252
9.Rational Choice Analysis265
Excerpt 12."Divided Government in the American States: A Byproduct of Legislative Professionalism?"270
10.Univariate Analysis: Statistics of a Single Variable285
Excerpt 13."The Benevolent Leader Revisited: Children's Images of Political Leaders in Three Democracies"287
11.Bivariate Analysis: Statistics of Two Variables306
Excerpt 14."Do Majority-Minority Districts Maximize Substantive Black Representation in Congress?"308
12.Multivariate Analysis: Statistics of More Than Two Variables321
Excerpt 15."City Size and Civic Involvement in Metropolitan America"325
Excerpt 16."Mass Media and the Depoliticization of Personal Experience"336
13.Scientific Principles in Political Study: Some Enduring Controversies365

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